May 2023

 

 

 

 

 

Romashka

Roshen

I wasn’t sure if the flowers on the package had anything to do with the candy inside. I have a love hate relationship with candy that has flower flavours. I guess my opinion is that if it’s done well flower flavoured candy can be amazing, if done poorly however it can be some of the worst candy ever. I’ll admit that I was a little worried when I saw the package, but fortunately I don’t think it was an issue.

The primary flavour of this candy is a sort of alcoholic caramel. I would say that it leans pretty heavy on an alcohol flavour, so much so that I’m kind of convinced that there is booze in this candy, and possibly booze that hasn’t really been burned off in the making of this candy. It’s by no means enough to get you drunk, but if you don’t like the flavour of booze you likely will not like this candy. So really, how much you like this candy depends greatly on your tolerance of boozy flavours. I’m not a huge fan, but I don’t hate it either.

There were however a few flaws that lowered the score for this candy a bit. The first is the quality of the chocolate on the outside. It wasn’t very smooth and I feel like flavour and texture wise it was just really weak. The other problem is with the texture of the boozy fudge centre. It was nice and soft, but also extremely gritty. It felt like I was eating a little cube of damp soil that for some reason melted in my mouth. Eventually the graininess did leave my mouth, but it was very present throughout the entire time I was eating this candy.

In the end my fear that this was a flowery candy was not to be had. I didn’t hate what I did get, but I also didn’t love it either. Maybe there’s some kind of nostalgic thing about this candy that makes it special for the people of the Ukraine, but for me it was just a slightly below average boozy chocolate candy.